Child Pedestrian Accident Rights
Do you have questions about child pedestrian accident rights? Watch this video for guidance, then call our New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyer today.
If my child has been injured by a motor vehicle when he or she was a pedestrian, what are our rights in New York?
We just got a question from someone who wanted to know, as a parent, if she had a claim on behalf of her child who was struck by a motor vehicle in New York City. First, we said we were so sorry the child was struck by a motor vehicle and hoped he or she was doing okay. The answer to the question was, yes, you have a claim on behalf of the child, which you would pursue as a parent or guardian. You have what’s called a derivative claim, which you could very well have individually have, depending on the severity of the injury. That claim would be for medical bills, lost wages and companionship. There would certainly be a claim on behalf of the child for pain and suffering.
Also note that the medical bills in a car accident case— be it a pedestrian knock-down or a car accident where you were either driving or you were in a host vehicle— are covered by no-fault benefits. In this particular case, where the child was struck by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian, that vehicle would cover the medical expenses under what’s called the no-fault policy. The parents would certainly have a case of pain and suffering on behalf of the child as well.
Were you or a loved one severely injured after being hit by a vehicle in Florida and have questions about child pedestrian accident rights? Contact experienced New York Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a legal consultation to learn what your case is worth.
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